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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Making sawdust

Finally got to spend some time in the shed – interspersed with dealing with the dog , and a bunch of running around. We got the roof rack on the Panda early Saturday morning, went Wickes (which is the English equivalent of the Australian Bunnings) and loaded up the roof rack with ½” ply and […]

Elephants and Pigs

Since I did have HomeBrew installed, I went ahead with this set of instructions, with some variation. Note that at the time I did this HomeBrew installed Hadoop 2.6.0, not 2.4.x as described at this site: https://www.getblueshift.com/setting-up-hadoop-2-4-and-pig-0-12-on-osx-locally/ I had previously verified that I could ssh to my localhost, so skipped over that, and went straight […]

Ruby Tuesday

Except it’s Monday. So today I am working from home in order to bootstrap my brain quickly up into a better understanding of Pig. First order of business being to install it locally. A quick Google and I find a number of resources talking about how to install Hadoop and Pig, two of the top […]

Cheaper Than Therapy

I’ve finally – thanks to Delia seeing something on Facebook – gotten a lease on a space that I can use as a workshop. It’s a few minutes bike ride up the Thames, in a converted shipping container (or rather two, joined together). The rent is reasonable, and the space is probably more than I […]